Voter Registration

OCC values the importance of voting and the impact it has on our democracy. To register in New York, you must:

  • Be a U. S. citizen
  • Be 18 years old by the date of the primary, general or other election
  • Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election
  • Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction and
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

New York State Voter Registration Forms are available from Student Central, from most state agency offices, post offices, any county Board of Elections or online.

Applications must be postmarked no later than August 17 for the Primary Election which will be held in September.   Applications must be postmarked no later than October 12 to be eligible to vote in the General Election in November. You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year.